Noise Machine Proposal

‘Taking the instrument out of the music’ I am looking at exploring the ways that one can isolate the human element in instrumental performance by removing the instrument (literal mechanism) from the equation and looking, instead, at the human element (biological mechanism). To that end, I will seek to focus on an instrument that I…

Memo Box (Noise Machine) – Ziyun

Overview Title: Memo Box Description: Memories, I believe, are made of 30% of oblivion, 20% of imagination and alteration, and maybe 50% of truth at the time. For when we try replaying them, they might be interlaced with other memories, the colors may not be correct, dialogues are sometimes non-sense, or even just white noises.…

Machine-Check Exception (Noise Machine)

Project Name: Machine-Check Exception (or MCE)   Overview:   The experience of my project begins with the presentation. The idea is that the instrument is a “deconstructed desktop computer” in that there is CPU resting on its side with its innards exposed as well as a partially taken-apart keyboard and mouse. There should be wires…

Reduced Listening

There is a deep, cold humming sound with a tinge of crackled buzzing.  These sounds were supplemented with a more faint buzzing overhead.  The sound of traveling voices peppers this scene. The source of the cold humming is not organic.  The bass of the humming matches the vibration of the floor. -Chris Williams

Daxophone By Hans Reichel

I was most impressed by the variety of sounds that an individual daxophone can produce.  In tandem with others, there is the potential for compositions that sound ethereal or otherworldly.  The daxophone is a friction-based instrument that is played by plucking or bowing.  A contact microphone at its base picks up the sound for amplification. …